Steroids in sports and teens

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Steroids in sports and teens

  1. 1. By: Ryan Veres<br />Steroids in Sports and Teens<br />
  2. 2. Steroids, what are they?<br />Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS)<br />Synthetic substances similar to the male sex hormone testosterone<br />They’re usually used illegally to build muscle<br />They are also sometimes prescribed by doctors for medical uses<br />
  3. 3. What gains can you achieve from using steroids?<br />You can gain massive amount of muscle in a short period of time<br />Sometimes doctors prescribe them to help people with certain kinds of anemia and men who don't produce enough testosterone on their own<br />Doctors also prescribe patients steroids to preserve lean body tissue in patients with immune system and muscle wasting diseases<br />
  4. 4. What are some common names for steroids?<br />“Roids”<br />Pumpers<br />“Gym Candy”<br />Stackers<br />Juice<br />
  5. 5. How to take steroids?<br />Some steroid users pop pills<br />Others use hypodermic needles to inject steroids directly into muscles<br />Steroid abusers have been known to take doses 10 to 100 times higher than the amount prescribed by a doctor for medical reasons<br />
  6. 6. Risks?<br />There are many risks that involve using steroids.<br />Effects vary from men to women, but the negative effects outweigh the positive.<br />
  7. 7. Risks that occur in men<br />Infertility <br />Breast delevoplement<br />Shrinking of the testicles<br />Baldness<br />Severe acne <br />
  8. 8. Risks that occur in women<br />Deeper voice<br />Enlargement of the clitoris<br />Excessive growth of body hair<br />Baldness<br />Severe acne<br />
  9. 9. Other risks…..<br />Delayed growth in teens<br />Tendon rupture <br />Increased LDL cholesterol (Bad cholesterol)<br />Decreased HDL cholesterol (Good cholesterol)<br />High blood pressure<br />Heart attacks<br />Cancer<br />“Roid Rage” –Extreme aggression<br />Delusions <br />
  10. 10. Other effects from using steroids?<br />Effects from steroids aren’t just physical. There are many mental side effects of using steroids such as, roid rage, and delusions. <br />Steroid users fear of losing their gains and they may become steroid abusers.<br />Abuser can become severely depressed and may also commit suicide. <br />
  11. 11. Teens and Steroids<br />Teens may feel pressured into using steroids by their parents and coaches to perform better on the field or court.<br />Some use steroids to try and make it to the next level whether that be college or professional sports.<br />Teenage girls may use steroids for purposes other than sports. They may use them to look thinner and lose weight.<br />
  12. 12. Teens and Steroids<br />
  13. 13. Teens and Steroids<br />
  14. 14. Famous Athletes that have used steroids<br />Barry Bonds, the homerun king.<br />Was just found guilty on a count of obstruction of justice and will be facing jail time.<br />
  15. 15. Famous Athletes that have used steroids<br />Marion Jones, Olympic track star.<br />Tested positive for steroids and was striped of her gold medals.<br />
  16. 16. Famous Athletes that have used steroids<br />Rafael Palmeiro, all-star first baseman.<br />Lied to congress about using steroids.<br />Probably will never become a hall of famer.<br />
  17. 17. Famous Athletes that have used steroids<br />Mark McGwire, all-star first baseman.<br />Sammy Sosa, all-star outfield.<br />
  18. 18. Famous Athletes that have been accused of using steroids<br />Lance Armstrong, 7 time Tour De France winner. <br />Accused of using steroids.<br />
  19. 19. Videos about steroids<br />http://youtu.be/DOUsrpT3gXY<br />http://youtu.be/p_ewmP1L7ro<br />
  20. 20. The End<br />Questions? <br />Comments?<br />

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